- Baking spray with flour
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel
- 1 tablespoon culinary lavender, crushed
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2/3 cup plain yogurt
- 3 large eggs
- 2/3 cup pure olive oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3/4 cup ricotta cheese, room temperature
Heat oven to 350F. Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan generously with baking spray; set aside.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
Whisk together sugar, orange peel, lavender and pepper in a large mixing bowl until evenly distributed.
Add yogurt, eggs and olive oil; continue whisking until smooth. Whisk in vanilla. Add flour mixture and gently whisk in until just combined. Scrape batter into prepared pan.
Bake 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan 5 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely.
Whip cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
Add honey and continue to whip until stiff. Add ricotta cheese, a dollop at a time, and beat until fluffy. Slice cake.
Top slices with honeyed ricotta and sprinkle with lavender.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Courtesy of Family Features